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Andrzej Tichý: Wretchedness


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Shortlisted for the 2016 August Prize

Longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize

Winner of the 2021 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize

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Synopsis: Malmö, Sweden. A cellist meets a spun-out junkie. That could have been me. His mind starts to glitch between his memories and the avant-garde music he loves, and he descends into his past, hearing all over again the chaotic song of his youth. He emerges to a different sound, heading for a crash.

From sprawling housing projects to underground clubs and squat parties, Wretchedness is a blistering trip through the underbelly of Europe’s cities. Powered by a furious, unpredictable beat, this is a paean to brotherhood, to those who didn’t make it however hard they fought, and a visceral indictment of the poverty which took them.

Author: Andrzej Tichý. Translator, Nichola Smalley
Title: Wretchedness
Publisher: And Other Stories
ISBN: 9781911508762
Original Publication Date: 2020
This Edition Published: 2020
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176


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